Collection consists of Allison and Marek Jablonko research films on the Maring of the Highlands of Papua New Guinea, as well as a television series made in 1980 from that footage for the Italian general audience. A video oral history with visual anthropologist Paul Byers, conducted in 2000 by Allison Jablonko, Yanick Geffroy, and Martino Nicolet is also part of the collection.
Supplementary material: associated texts, still film, sound recordings, annotations (recorded narratives), field notes.
Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Received from Allison and Marek Jablonko in multiple accessions in 1984 (accession 1984-014), 1992 (accession 1992-013), 2007 (accession 2007-014) and 2008 (accession 2008-016).
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Allison and Marek Jablonko collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Two photographs depicting string bilums made by the Maring women of Tsembaga in Papua New Guinea.
The collections of the Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History holds accession no. 2086179, bilums collected in Tsembaga and Madang, Papua New Guinea by the Rappaport Family in 1982.